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Vio1
Jan 9, 2006, 08:49 PM
Hi, I recently got a used 15" powerbook 1.5ghz, and it has a badly scratched top, side and bottom. Where can i purchase replacement parts? Does apple cover such damages?



TDM21
Jan 9, 2006, 09:13 PM
Apple will not replace the case of the PB if it is cosmetic; only if its defective. You can buy replacement parts on ebay or places like http://www.pbfixit.com/, but they are not cheap.

Vio1
Jan 9, 2006, 10:05 PM
anywhere else?

Can i take my powerbook into the apple store to get it fixed? It has a really noicy superdrive.

kbonnel
Jan 10, 2006, 03:54 AM
anywhere else?

Can i take my powerbook into the apple store to get it fixed? It has a really noicy superdrive.

Sure, you could take it to an apple store, but it won't get fixed for free/warranty (cosmetic is not covered under warranty). You could also try powerbookmedic.com. Or don't worry about the scratches, and just enjoy the PB. I eventually got over the scratches my PB got, and now I don't worry as much.

Kimo

robbieduncan
Jan 10, 2006, 04:13 AM
It has a really noicy superdrive.

All laptop superdrives are quite noisy, especially loading disks. I doubt Apple will be able to do anything about this.

booyahboy
Apr 2, 2007, 04:58 PM
You should check out The Bookyard (http://www.thebookyard.com). They do used spare parts but also supply things like new third party batteries and superdrives. You can just buy the parts or use them to fit them.

lucius
Dec 29, 2007, 09:34 AM
Hi,

I want to get a new Superdrive for my (water-damaged) MBP. Having struggled to keep a straight face while I walked out of the Apple Store (250 all in for them to replace it!) I found these guys on the internet (Bookyard).

I've never heard of them though, are they trust-worthy and reliable?

Thanks

Sean


You should check out The Bookyard (http://www.thebookyard.com). They do used spare parts but also supply things like new third party batteries and superdrives. You can just buy the parts or use them to fit them.